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Jane Oliver, Department of Public Health

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc), Post Graduate Diploma of Medical Laboratory Science (PGDipMLSc), Masters of Health Sciences (MHealSc; Distinction), PhD

Contact Details

Email: jane.oliver@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests and Activities


Jane was an Assistant Research Fellow working on the HEIRU Group's Rheumatic Fever Risk Factors Study, where she acted as the biological specimen manager. She was also a PhD student with HEIRU. Her thesis concerns the descriptive epidemiology of rheumatic fever, its risk factors and precursor conditions. Jane's research interests include the environmental determinants of health, infectious diseases, and ethnic health inequities. Jane was also a member of He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme.

Jane currently works as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

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Publications

Oliver, J., Robertson, O., Zhang, J., Marsters, B. L., Sika-Paotonu, D., Jack, S., Bennett, J., Williamson, D. A., … Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Early release-ethnically disparate disease progression and outcomes among acute rheumatic fever patients in New Zealand, 1989–2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(7), 1893-1901. doi: 10.3201/eid2707.203045

Bennett, J., Rentta, N., Leung, W., Anderson, A., Oliver, J., Wyber, R., Harwood, M., … Baker, M. G. (2021). Structured review of primary interventions to reduce group A streptococcal infections, acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15514

Thomas, S., Bennett, J., Jack, S., Oliver, J., Purdie, G., Upton, A., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Descriptive analysis of group A Streptococcus in skin swabs and acute rheumatic fever, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010–2016. Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific, 8, 100101. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100101

Bennett, J., Zhang, J., Leung, W., Jack, S., Oliver, J., Webb, R., … Sika-Paotonu, D., Harwood, M., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Rising ethnic inequalities in acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, New Zealand, 2000-2018. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(1), 36-46. doi: 10.3201/eid2701.191791

Oliver, J., Upton, A., Jack, S. J., Pierse, N., Williamson, D. A., & Baker, M. G. (2020). Distribution of streptococcal pharyngitis and acute rheumatic fever, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010-2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(6), 1113-1121. doi: 10.3201/eid2606.181462

Jack, S., Williamson, D., Galloway, Y., Pierse, N., Milne, R., Mackereth, G., Zhang, J., Oliver, J., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Interim evaluation of the sore throat management component of the New Zealand Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme: Quantitative findings. Porirua, New Zealand: Institute of Environmental Science and Research. 161p. Retrieved from https://www.health.govt.nz

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Oliver, J., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2014). Public attitudes to new smokefree outdoor places policies: An analysis of 217 New Zealand online comments. Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Public Health, University of Otago. 13p. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/otago067456.pdf

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Howden-Chapman, P., Chisholm, E., Telfar Barnard, L., Viggers, H., O'Sullivan, K., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., Preval, N., Randal, E., Tiatia, R., Ombler, J., Amore, K., Rivera-Muñoz, G., … Davies, C., Aspinall, C., Oliver, J., Baker, M., Keall, M., … Crane, J., & Pierse, N. (2017). Housing, energy and health in resilient cities. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Bennett, J., Zhang, J., Leung, W., Jack, S., Oliver, J., Webb, R., … Sika-Paotonu, D., Harwood, M., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Rising ethnic inequalities in acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, New Zealand, 2000-2018. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(1), 36-46. doi: 10.3201/eid2701.191791

Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J., Robertson, O., Zhang, J., Marsters, B. L., Sika-Paotonu, D., Jack, S., Bennett, J., Williamson, D. A., … Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Early release-ethnically disparate disease progression and outcomes among acute rheumatic fever patients in New Zealand, 1989–2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27(7), 1893-1901. doi: 10.3201/eid2707.203045

Journal - Research Article

Thomas, S., Bennett, J., Jack, S., Oliver, J., Purdie, G., Upton, A., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Descriptive analysis of group A Streptococcus in skin swabs and acute rheumatic fever, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010–2016. Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific, 8, 100101. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100101

Journal - Research Article

Chung, A. W., Ho, T. K. C., Hanson-Manful, P., Tritscheller, S., Raynes, J. M., Whitcombe, A. L., … Oliver, J. R., Gurney, J. K., … Baker, M. G., & Moreland, N. J. (2020). Systems immunology reveals a linked IgG3-C4 response in patients with acute rheumatic fever. Immunology & Cell Biology, 98, 12-21. doi: 10.1111/imcb.12298

Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J., Upton, A., Jack, S. J., Pierse, N., Williamson, D. A., & Baker, M. G. (2020). Distribution of streptococcal pharyngitis and acute rheumatic fever, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010-2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(6), 1113-1121. doi: 10.3201/eid2606.181462

Journal - Research Article

Jack, S. J., Williamson, D. A., Galloway, Y., Pierse, N., Zhang, J., Oliver, J., … Baker, M. G. (2018). Primary prevention of rheumatic fever in the 21st century: Evaluation of a national programme. International Journal of Epidemiology, 47(5), 1585-1593. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy150

Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J., Foster, T., Kvalsvig, A., Williamson, D. A., Baker, M. G., & Pierse, N. (2018). Risk of rehospitalisation and death for vulnerable New Zealand children. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 103(4), 327-334. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-312671

Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J., Foster, T., Williamson, D. A., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2018). Using preceding hospital admissions to identify children at risk of developing acute rheumatic fever. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 54(5), 499-505. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13786

Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J., Malliya Wadu, E., Pierse, N., Moreland, N. J., Williamson, D. A., & Baker, M. G. (2018). Group A Streptococcus pharyngitis and pharyngeal carriage: A meta-analysis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(3), e0006335. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006335

Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., Williamson, D. A., & Baker, M. G. (2018). Estimating the likely true changes in rheumatic fever incidence using two data sources. Epidemiology & Infection, 146(2), 265-275. doi: 10.1017/S0950268817002734

Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J. R., Pierse, N., Stefanogiannis, N., Jackson, C., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Acute rheumatic fever and exposure to poor housing conditions in New Zealand: A descriptive study. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 53(4), 358-364. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13421

Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J., Baker, M. G., Pierse, N., & Carapetis, J. (2015). Comparison of approaches to rheumatic fever surveillance across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12969

Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Estimating rheumatic fever incidence in New Zealand using multiple data sources. Epidemiology & Infection, 143(1), 167-177. doi: 10.1017/s0950268814000296

Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2014). Improving rheumatic fever surveillance in New Zealand: Results of a surveillance sector review. BMC Public Health, 14, 528. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-528

Journal - Research Article

Thomson, G., Oliver, J., & Wilson, N. (2014). Trends in smoking in vehicles at a local community-level in New Zealand: Wainuiomata 2005–2013. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1397). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Wilson, N., Oliver, J., & Thomson, G. (2014). Smoking close to others and butt littering at bus stops: Pilot observational study. PeerJ, 2, e272. doi: 10.7717/peerj.272

Journal - Research Article

Bennett, J., Rentta, N., Leung, W., Anderson, A., Oliver, J., Wyber, R., Harwood, M., … Baker, M. G. (2021). Structured review of primary interventions to reduce group A streptococcal infections, acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15514

Journal - Research Other

Baker, M. G., Gurney, J., Oliver, J., Moreland, N. J., Williamson, D. A., Pierse, N., … Merriman, T. R., … Murray, C., … Edwards, R., Foster Page, L., … Lennon, D. (2019). Risk factors for acute rheumatic fever: Literature review and protocol for a case-control study in New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16(22), 4515. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16224515

Journal - Research Other

Bennett, J., Moreland, N. J., Oliver, J., Crane, J., Williamson, D. A., Sika-Paotonu, D., … Baker, M. G. (2019). Understanding group A streptococcal pharyngitis and skin infections as causes of rheumatic fever: Protocol for a prospective disease incidence study. BMC Infectious Diseases, 19, 633. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-4126-9

Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Oliver, J., & Thomson, G. (2016). Ten years of a national law covering smoke-free school grounds: A brief review. Tobacco Control, 25(1), 122. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-052127

Journal - Research Other

Oliver, J., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2014). Measurement of cigarette butt litter accumulation within city bus shelters. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1395). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Oliver, J., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2014). Public attitudes to new smokefree outdoor places policies in New Zealand: An analysis of 217 online comments. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1392). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Oliver, J., Summers, J. A., Baker, M. G., Waller, M., & Shanks, G. D. (2014). Age-specific mortality during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic and possible relationship to 1889-92 pandemic. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 210(6), 993-995. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu191

Journal - Research Other

Oliver, J., Robertson, O., Zhang, J., Marsters, B., Sika-Paotonu, D., Williamson, D., … Pierse, N., & Baker, M. (2019). Progression of acute rheumatic fever to recurrence, rheumatic heart disease, and death in New Zealand children and youth: A cohort study. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 28(Suppl. 1), (pp. S4). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2019.05.013

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Baker, M., Oliver, J., Thomas, S., Zhang, J., Upton, A., Pierse, N., … Williamson, D. (2017). Using linked health data to better understand the causes of acute rheumatic fever and other post-streptococcal diseases. Proceedings of the 3rd One Health Aotearoa Symposium. Retrieved from https://onehealth.org.nz

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Oliver, J., Malliya Wadu, E., Pierse, N., Moreland, N., Williamson, D. S., & Baker, M. (2016). Group a Streptococcus pharyngitis and pharyngeal carriage a systematic review. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 53S, (pp. 87). doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.11.220

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Baker, M. G., Lennon, D., Gurney, J., Percival, T., Pierse, N., Merriman, T., … Murray, C., … Oliver, J., & Edwards, R. (2014). Choosing optimal controls for a rheumatic fever case-control study in New Zealand. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21(3), (pp. 66-67). [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. (2014). Estimating the likely true rheumatic fever incidence in New Zealand. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21(3), (pp. 45-46). [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. (2014). Improving rheumatic fever surveillance in New Zealand: Results of a surveillance sector review. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 180). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. (2014). Investigating the housing conditions of rheumatic fever patients: A case study. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 288). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Oliver, J., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2014). Quantifying smoking behaviour, cigarette butt disposal and rates of butt accumulation in public transportation settings: Novel approaches to inform smokefree policies. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 287). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. (2014, September). An investigation of rheumatic fever patients' housing conditions. Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Learning Different Research Languages, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Oliver, J. (2018). Acute rheumatic fever and group A Streptococcus in New Zealand: A descriptive epidemiological study (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8266

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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